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Old 06-06-2013, 06:32 PM   #16
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Thanks Nick....you do a very nice documentary style of report. It takes time to set the camera up for the self videos of crossings but is definitely worth it to hear the rumble of that Guzzi....totally could go to sleep listening to that engine....very relaxing sound.
That bike is lucky to have found you as I'm sure in all it's years you've likely had more adventure with it than it's entire past.
I'm intrigued at your seemingly fearless attitude towards getting hopelessly lost or to continue down a road that may even have bigger washouts ahead because you can't turn around because you don't have enough fuel to double back.....wish I had that quality.
Best line in the report....."Nobody needs to see quite as much of me eating popcorn"
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:38 PM   #17
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BTW, I forgot to ask....was that only a three night trip?
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:34 AM   #18
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BTW, I forgot to ask....was that only a three night trip?
Just three days and two nights. Its amazing where you can get to in a short amount of time if you're determined and have a real bike.

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Old 06-07-2013, 07:26 AM   #19
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great report and looks like a grand adventure. It just goes to show the adventure is drawn from the rider and not the bike. Those Guzzis just chug along. I have a friend in PA who leads about 5-10 of around the mountain roads of WV & VA on an SP and most us us can't even keep up with him on our "adventure" bikes! Ride on!
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Old 06-09-2013, 02:07 PM   #20
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Thanks much for sharing ! Im quite impressed by your choice of steed for such a remote area when going solo.

It was a great reminder that when I was a novice "adventure" rider in the late 70's, I never thought twice a Suzuki 550 triple two stroke was a poor choice for hundreds of miles of remote gravel backroad travels .

Curious as to how many miles the Guzzi has on it, considering how comfortable you seem with it, solo, in the remote forest ?
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:29 PM   #21
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Thanks much for sharing ! Im quite impressed by your choice of steed for such a remote area when going solo.

It was a great reminder that when I was a novice "adventure" rider in the late 70's, I never thought twice a Suzuki 550 triple two stroke was a poor choice for hundreds of miles of remote gravel backroad travels .

Curious as to how many miles the Guzzi has on it, considering how comfortable you seem with it, solo, in the remote forest ?
The Eldo just turned 70,000 miles on the clock, although the counter wasn't working for at least another 5000 during my ownership. Compared to some old Guzzis out there (and a lot of other bikes too), its a low mileage bike.

The fact is, I don't really mind unscheduled stops - it adds a little spice to life, but really, she's a reliable old girl. As for the remote forest, I'm as comfortable there as anywhere.

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Old 06-09-2013, 04:35 PM   #22
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Nice job Nick. Always look forward to hearing from you.
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:27 AM   #23
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great report and looks like a grand adventure. It just goes to show the adventure is drawn from the rider and not the bike.
My virtual hat is off to you. The comment from Bugchewer is spot on. You sir, fit that description very well. My Guzzi will never have the classic looks or the class of the Eldo but I intend to ride it just like you have yours. I'm still away so the stories like this help to keep me focused on getting back and making some of those trips.
Thanks for sharing Nick.
Ride safe man...
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:47 AM   #24
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My virtual hat is off to you. The comment from Bugchewer is spot on. You sir, fit that description very well. My Guzzi will never have the classic looks or the class of the Eldo but I intend to ride it just like you have yours. I'm still away so the stories like this help to keep me focused on getting back and making some of those trips.
Thanks for sharing Nick.
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Ken,
Thanks again for the kind words. In case you missed it elsewhere and need some Guzzi-love to help keep you focused, here's a little video I put together, made from bits and pieces from multiple trips. It may not be worthy of Cannes, but here's hoping it puts a smile on your face.

Its called "You shouldn't love that bike so much!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78QYBxdBNPw

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Old 07-15-2013, 02:21 PM   #25
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wickedAwesome report & video
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:07 PM   #26
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I have great interest in you ride report as I am a fellow Guzzist, 1970 V750 Ambasador. Makes me want to pull the old Guzzi and start my own adventure.
Keep up the great report.
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:55 AM   #27
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You ride with my same age ha ha, admire you!
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:06 PM   #28
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Nick, I really enjoyed your report. Thanks!
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:45 AM   #29
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Love the ride report & videos..

Growing up in Northern Quebec and Ontario your ride report and videos make me miss those parts of the country even more and I also loved your Guzzi. Classic bike.
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:25 AM   #30
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Lunch break (and no bugs!)


It was also slowly dawning on me that the road was eerily quiet. *Usually you can count on some traffic - at least a vehicle every half an hour or so, but the only vehicle I had seen since leaving Ramsey had been a very off-roady jeep. *I don’t mind the quiet and I love having the road to myself, but this was starting to be unusual.

This is nice.
I must have missed it but
what time of year is this with
no bugs and all ?
Great report
Love the bike too !
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